Private Full-Day Tour of Mandalay

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Private Full-Day Tour of Mandalay
from £49.96
Join this private day tour to explore Mandalay, the last capital city in Myanmar that rich in culture and tradition.  Weaving, bronze casting, stone craving and much more can all be found here. There are many things to see in Mandalay such as Kuthodaw Pagoda, Golden Palace Monastery, Mahamuni Pagoda, Mandalay Royal Palace and Mandalay Hills.
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In Brief

Mandalay, Myanmar
7 hours
Important InfoInfo
We will depart from your hotel at 8:30am after breakfast. First, we will go to Mahamuni Buddha, a spectacular and attractive statue of Lord Buddha, completely made of Gold. As one of the most significant sites of Buddhist pilgrimage in Myanmar, it is a place of devotion and meditation. Women are not allowed to enter the innermost chamber (and consequently, to apply gold leaves on the statue).

Next, you will visit to a stone carving workshops and see a skilled craftsmen who attack pure white marble or stone with angle grinders and drills to create the most enigmatic Buddha images. From here, we will move on to the puppet workshop and wood carving. Since the gold-leaf is commonly use in Myanmar, it is fascinating to see the traditional way of gold-leaf is produced at Gold Leaf Workshop.

You will then enjoy your lunch at a local restaurant with variety of traditional food. A short free and easy time after lunch.

After a short break, we will move on to Mandalay Royal Palace followed by Golden Palace Monastery (Shwenandaw Monastery). The Monastery is small and atmospheric and was moved from the old Royal Palace grounds. It gave an idea of what the inside of the old Palace would have looked like in entirety originally and the beauty of the wood cravings from the glory period if Mandalay.

Finally, we will explore Kuthodaw Pagoda (the world’s largest book), is a lovely place to visit and really interesting for the history and cultural facts. It's a great place to walk around and soak up the sights and experience of this beautiful place. Before heading back to your hotel, you will enjoy the sun setting at the top of Mandalay Hill.


  • Private tour with professional guide and driver
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Air-conditioned vehicle


  • Food and drinks
  • Airport transfers
  • Personal Expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Airport tax

Departure Time

8:30 AM

Departure Point

Your hotel in Mandalay

Returns To

Your hotel in Mandalay

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.8 out of 5 based on the last 10 recent reviews

Claire and her driver helped us maximize our limited time in Mandalay and knew the perfect time to be everywhere and dineverdo eve. We really appreciated the flexibility and helped us get a few things we were looking for.
• Submitted 19 Nov 2018
An excellent tour that covered all the bases and even allowed extra time for places we wanted to spend time in. Informative. Friendly. On time pick up. Couldn't ask for more
• Submitted 09 Jul 2018
Having traveled to over 20 countries in the last year and taking numerous tours, this one was my favorite so far. Claire was an AMAZING tour guide, and she made the experience for my fiance and I. She is incredibly intelligent, knowledgeable of pretty much all of Myanmar's history, always looks out for your best interest, and is beyond patient and kind. If you take this tour, ask for Claire- she will create a memorable experience for you in this beautiful country. Thank you so much again. I will highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to discover the amazing sites of Myanmar and go off the beaten track with an amazing tour guide. Thank you again for an incredible experience Claire! You are a huge asset and honorable person to your beautiful country!
• Submitted 01 Mar 2018
Our guide had that wonderful combination of knowledge and friendliness coupled with abundant humour and a capacity of answering endless questions. His stories about the temples and palaces so many! brought history alive for my sister and me. We loved the street of marble carvers. The sunset from the top of Mandalay Hill was a wonderful way to end a full day of sightseeing. The people of Myanmar ask that tourists go barefoot in the temples and cover their arms and knees. Take water and sunscreen along.
• Submitted 09 Apr 2017
Our tour guide Jimmy Sein is the BEST tour guide we have ever had! He is a human encyclopedia on Myanmar history, he made the the tour so interesting and fun. He also went above and beyond, taking us to an amazing jade shop that locals frequent. If you hire this tour you should definetly ask for him
• Submitted 17 Dec 2016
Highly recommended for the traveler with limited time. Our tour guide, Sakhar Khaing and driver were extremely knowledgeable of the territory and allowed us to see many of the sites that we would not have been able to do on our own given the limited duration we had in Mandalay. Nice courteous driver in an air conditioned car. We paid a little bit extra to include a tour to the U-Bein bridge and it was so worth it. We were blessed by the beautiful weather and the Supermoon. Fantastic pics and memories to show.
• Submitted 22 Nov 2016
We decided at short notice to travel from Bangkok for 7 nights in Myanmar. We booked a day trip thru Viator which was the first time we used this service and they engaged LM Travel to provide a guide and driver for the day we arrived and they did a terrific job of showing us all the highlights of Mandalay. Beyond this our guide Mr Tun and Mr Lin in the LM Travel office arranged a Day Boat to Bagan next day and a transfer to the boat jetty at 6.30 am the next morning. This was so successful in Bagan we arranged another guide and driver which again went well even after a 6.8 magnitude earthquake on the day we arrived in Bagan. LM then arranged a pick up at Yangon Airport and a 3/4 day tour for our last day and a 4am transfer to the airport for first flight out to Bangkok Very well done and definitely 5 Star
• Submitted 13 Sep 2016
We enjoyed our guide and driver very much. They had a lot of knowledge and showed us things we would of never found on our own Thank you!
• Submitted 03 Jul 2016
We had a great day out. Our tour guide looked after us very well. And he found a really nice place for us to have lunch
• Submitted 12 Aug 2019
Another good tour covering a wide variety of sites. Although you start by visiting the gold, marble and wood carving shops, the remainder of stops are all worthwhile and unique places. Lots of good photo opportunities. Winny our guide did a great job.
• Submitted 26 Feb 2019

In Brief

Mandalay, Myanmar
7 hours